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Mary Beth Armstrong

Executive Search Consultant

Mary Beth Armstrong

Executive Search Consultant

Mary Beth Armstrong is a diversified and experienced member of CCI’s Talent Acquisition Team. Her multi-disciplinary executive search experience and strong strategic/tactical capabilities provide CCI clients with a highly effective business partnership in securing the talent they need to achieve their business objectives.

She is known for a steadfast commitment to client satisfaction and follow through with every aspect of a search project.   Clients and candidates alike enjoy Mary Beth’s amiable and genuine style and proactive approach to open communications that keep all stakeholders updated and informed along the way.   She is outcomes and relationship focused in everything she does.  She develops strong talent pipelines within very specific criteria and defined timelines.

Mary Beth’s Human Resources / Talent Acquisition career begin in 2004. Prior to joining CCI, she worked in various industries including hospitality, staffing, and corporate services where she provided a full range of talent acquisition services.  She leverages this broad based experience in working with CCI clients to assuring high quality experience and results.

She is adept in identifying, assessing, and recommending “best fit” candidates for professional, managerial, leadership, and C-suite level roles.  Mary Beth is a proven executive search consultant who brings an astute and insightful approach to each client engagement and earns the trust and respect of everyone who has the pleasure of working with her.

Mary Beth earned her Bachelor of Science Degree at Temple University in Business Administration and Management.

Eric Bergstrom, PhD

Senior Consultant

Eric Bergstrom, PhD

Senior Consultant

Eric brings over 22 years of both operations and human resource private industry experience as well as 12 years of talent development and organizational effectiveness consulting to CCI. During his career in private industry, Eric assumed leadership roles in line operations, providing him with experiences, perspectives, and practices in developing, satisfying and retaining high performing employees while achieving organizational success and satisfying customers. Over the years, Eric led a multi-plant training organization during multiple organization start-ups, managed workforce reduction processes and plant closings, coordinated outplacement activities and services during reductions, coached leaders through division transformation processes, and facilitated the reorganization of and creation of strategic direction for an HR function. Eric also developed succession planning processes and tools, delivered training and development programs, and provided coaching to managers, supervisors, team leaders, sales trainees, management trainees, and craft reserves. As a senior consultant with CCI, Eric works very closely with the CCI practice leaders and senior leadership team to ensure CCI clients receive customized, world-class programs and service that address training and development needs that ultimately support competitive advantage for the organization.

Eric also served 5 years as a faculty member in Management Development Programs and Services in the Outreach organization at the Pennsylvania State University and has been on the adjunct faculty at various Penn State campuses, at Franklin & Marshall College, and at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.

Eric earned his B.S. in Personnel Relations / Management Systems, M.Ed. in Training & Development, and Ph.D. in Workforce Education & Development from Penn State University.

Kathy Boger

As a member of the Operations/Project Management team, Kathy supports the success of the CCI Consulting practice areas by providing customer service support, analyzing and developing processes, and managing key projects.

Prior to joining CCI, Kathy’s broad business background spanned multiple industries including healthcare, insurance, education, and nonprofit. Her functional expertise in these industries includes Marketing/Communications, Operations, Sales, Client Service/Account Management and both internal and external Recruitment. Her extensive experience with account management and customer service puts her in an excellent position to quickly understand client needs and propose effective methods for supporting those needs. Kathy has held positions with AEGON, the American Red Cross, United Pacific Life, Reliance Standard Life, The American College, and StudyPoint. In her various roles, Kathy has recruited, trained, and led teams who have successfully met or exceeded organizational goals. In addition, she has provided consulting services to a variety of clients.

Known for her ability to understand and analyze client needs, Kathy recommends solutions that lead to successful outcomes. She designed a compensation program to increase sales and improve retention in a highly competitive environment. In addition, she has led teams for three different organizations to modify or implement strategic customer databases to improve the customer experience. Kathy has an extensive network as a result of her professional background and experience. She is the former president of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Financial Service Professionals Society, formerly known as the Society of CLU & ChFC.

Kathy has a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Gettysburg College and a Master’s Degree in Management with an emphasis on leadership from The American College. She has earned the Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designations during her experience in the insurance industry.

Anna Kirk Casetta

Executive Search Consultant

Anna Kirk Casetta

Executive Search Consultant

Anna Kirk Casetta is an accomplished multi-disciplinary executive search professional with highly developed expertise in the Life Sciences Industry Sector. With more than twenty years’ experience in full life cycle recruitment, Anna provides a talented, insightful, consultative partnership to CCI clients.

Her experience includes a broad range of successful managerial and leadership placements through to the senior leadership and C-Suite level. Anna’s successes include (but are not limited to): Business Development, Marketing, Clinical and Scientific, Discovery and Development, Medical Device, Diagnostic, Finance, General Management and Operations, Human Resources, Manufacturing Operations, Information Technology, Regulatory Affairs, and Quality Assurance/Control.

Anna enjoys a reputation for delivering high-quality results and establishing trustful, long-term relationships. Her relationship building style enables her ability to engage the most passive of candidates, assuring a strong candidate pool. She is diligent and results-oriented in her approach to assessing candidates for each client need and presenting only candidates who are the strongest match.

Anna has a gifted ability to tailor her approach to meet the needs of the client’s engagement while also providing experienced guidance that keeps the search project on-track and focused. She serves as a collaborative partner working with clients as they manage through their competing business priorities.

Anna attended York College of Pennsylvania, majoring in Retail Marketing. When she moved into Executive Search in 1996, she found her passion and has enjoyed a successful and rewarding Talent Acquisition career working with several known retained search firms before joining CCI in 2016.

Brian Clapp

Chief Operating Officer

Brian Clapp

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer of CCI Consulting, Brian plays a critical role in all day-to-day and strategic aspects of operations, business development / account management and sales/marketing for the firm. Working very closely with the CCI owners, practice leaders and senior leadership team, he ensures the impeccable delivery of world-class service & solutions to our clients.

Brian’s experience in organizational change is extensive, having consulted with hundreds of multi-national and national companies on project planning and communication strategies to orchestrate effective organizational change associated with restructurings, acquisitions and mergers. He also has broad experience in human capital consulting, working with organizations on the effective use of executive coaching, selection, leadership development initiatives, and talent management strategies for leaders, managers and individuals. Prior to joining CCI, Brian served as the Senior Vice President and Local Market Leader at Aon Consulting. He previously held the position of Executive Vice President, Product Management at Right Management.

Brian graduated with B.S. in Management Information Systems from Bowling Green State University and received an MBA in Economics from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

Jim Clontz

Vice President, Client Relations

Jim Clontz

Vice President, Client Relations

Jim is Vice President, Client Relations, with primary focus on the South Central Pennsylvania Region. He has served in the career transition and organizational development fields for over twenty years. He has successfully designed, managed and delivered individual and group consulting programs to a broad range of clients at all levels of the corporate environment. Included in his tenure has been the management of several large career center projects for clients in manufacturing, public utilities and banking, and significant restructuring initiatives for several multi-billion dollar global clients.

Prior to his involvement in the career transition and organizational consulting fields, Mr. Clontz was an executive search consultant for a leading retainer search firm. His assignments focused on metals industry sales and operations management positions for clients throughout the United States and Europe.

Jim also commits extensive time to both professional and civic activities, participating locally in SHRM, of which he recently served two terms on the Board of Directors in addition to being a member of both the Professional Development and Program Committees. He has been involved both as a Board Member and volunteer for Arbor Place, a non-profit teen center, and was recently awarded their prestigious “Shoes of a Servant “ award, presented annually to an individual in recognition of their “Purposeful, Remarkable and Loving Service to Others”. He also participates in numerous non-profit fund raising events annually, and has coached, conducted clinics and officiated nationally and internationally in a variety of youth and adult sports programs.

He holds a BS in Education from Youngstown State University, and has completed all classroom requirements for an MS in Human Resources Management from Widener University.

Pat Comfort

Senior Consultant

Pat Comfort

Senior Consultant

Pat is a Senior Consultant and Certified Senior CPI Career Transition Consultant who has been with CCI Consulting on two different occasions, from 2003 – 2005 and again since 2009. She brings to CCI Consulting an extensive 20 + year background in Human Resources Management, with a focus on Employee Relations and Training and additional counseling skills from an earlier 12 year career in Social Work.

Pat was a trainer and later HR manager for a mid-sized insurance company for 16 years, providing initial and advanced management training, including program development, revamping performance management programs, providing solid, legally defensible employee relations solutions, and guiding the company through the rigors and issues associated with a merger and extensive downsizing.

Since joining CCI Consulting, she has worked in the Career Transition Practice, provided full time temporary HR management services and two years ago added the Ombudsman office to her repertoire. Her skills and empathy have proven extremely effective in this latest endeavor.

Her strengths include effective written and oral communication, and the ability to assess a client’s needs and adapt her services to providing those needs. Pat has a BA in Sociology from Shippensburg University of PA and an MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from West Chester University of PA.

José Cox

Senior Consultant and Executive Coach

José Cox

Senior Consultant and Executive Coach

José brings deep expertise in coaching and leadership development with a specific focus on helping leaders manage the challenges of leading multicultural and global teams, and assisting executives to develop and integrate inclusion and diversity strategies into critical business processes. He is bilingual and bicultural in English and Spanish.

As an executive coach, José is known for helping clients develop strengths in conflict management, managing change, holding difficult conversations, and team development. He utilizes his broad business, consulting, and education background working with individuals and organizations both domestically and internationally, to help his clients successfully navigate and resolve difficult issues resulting in higher employee engagement and productivity.

Facilitating workshops in leadership development, José helps leaders enhance their skills leading diverse teams. Some of the topics include crucial conversations, conflict management, team collaboration, change management, communication across gender and generational differences. His work in inclusion and diversity focuses on leveraging cultural differences to ensure an inclusive work environment for high performance; managing change and resolving conflict for organizational long-term sustainability. He leads strategic planning, assisting work groups to assess and allocate their resources in support of their mission and vision.

As a career transition coach, José helps individuals re-evaluate their career journey — experience and expertise — to pursue their next position or meaningful endeavor. He leverages the leader’s skills set and passion to explore his/her career path and build a strategy leading to desired outcomes.

José spent the early part of his career as a teacher before transitioning into a successful 20-year career in the energy industry where he focused on community relations and public affairs as well as supplier diversity and procurement. In addition to working at some of the largest energy companies in the world, José has consulted with clients that include Fortune 500 companies in manufacturing, banking, retail, food & beverage, communications, finance & accounting, oil and gas in the U.S.A., Mexico, South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

José has a Master’s of Science in Education from Temple University and a Bachelor of Science in Science Education from the University of Puerto Rico. Additionally, he holds a Certificate in Corporate Community Relations from Boston College, MA and completed project management courses at the American Management Association and Pennsylvania State University, PA. He is certified as a gender communication facilitator by the Heim Group and holds a certificate in Organizational Development from the National Training Laboratories. He is a Certified Professional Coach from the College of Executive Coaching, Pismo Beach, CA.

Michael Cuff

Director, Client Services

Michael Cuff

Director, Client Services

As Director, Client Services, Michael is dedicated to delivering services in our Talent Acquisition and Career Transition practice areas. He is a talented and versatile member of the team whose history of achieving positive results has earned him an exceptional reputation with both clients and colleagues. With a strong corporate background and management consulting experience, Michael provides a well-balanced, insightful, and consultative approach to every aspect of his work since joining CCI in 2008.

Prior to joining CCI, Michael had a successful Human Resources career with Betz Laboratories, Citizens Bank, and TargetRx. His Human Resources, Employee Relations, and Talent Acquisition experience has been beneficial to CCI clients, particularly within the chemical, manufacturing, banking, pharmaceutical, and market research space. His broad portfolio includes all of the diverse industries and functions that CCI supports. He is an exceptional multi-disciplinary senior recruiting consultant who is highly skilled at quickly understanding client needs and securing high-quality placements to meet client business objectives. Michael is also an outstanding career transition coach, supporting individuals through a most difficult time and helping them become stronger and more resilient than they were before.

Michael is known for his expertise with social networking tools and tactics, enhancing his sourcing and networking capabilities and resulting in an extensive network. As an avid networker, he builds relationships naturally and fluidly. He genuinely engages people with a true spirit of helping and working toward successful outcomes.

Michael served 4 years in the United States Air Force and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Studies/Communication from Louisiana Tech University. He has the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation and is a certified instructor in the following programs: Zenger Miller-Frontline Leadership, Development Dimensions International-Target Selection Interviewing, and Walter V. Clark-Activity Vector Analysis (Behavioral Assessment). He is a certified Career Transition Coach and a Certified LifeOptions Retirement Coach for New Horizons, a program designed to assist newly-retired individuals with the psychological and mental aspects of preparing for retirement. In addition, Michael is an Ordained Permanent Deacon for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. He is actively involved in Homeless and Prison Ministries, improving lives and giving back to the community.

Barry Davis photograph

Barry Davis

Senior Consultant

Barry Davis photograph

Barry Davis

Senior Consultant

As a Senior Consultant, Barry brings over 20 years’ experience in partnering with thousands of people in diverse industries dealing with the age-old question “What do I want to be when I grow up?”, whether they are taking their first career steps, moving ahead in their careers, or transitioning into a new field entirely.

Prior to joining CCI Consulting, Barry was the Director of Career Services for Life Management Associates, an EAP provider in Southeast Pennsylvania. He designed and delivered the entire career program for working with individuals and companies through comprehensive career development and outplacement services as well as providing coaching and training in a wide range of career and personal development topics.

A member of the National Career Development Association and Board Member of the Middle Atlantic Career Counseling Association, Barry has received multiple awards for his Professional Contributions in the field of career development and has been a key note speaker at MACCA’s annual conference. A dynamic and engaging speaker, he has presented to a wide range of universities, organizations and groups. His diverse topics include social media, networking, leading through conflict, creating luck, and the blessings of failure.

Barry has a Bachelor’s Degree in Bible/Pastoral Studies from Lancaster Bible College and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Millersville University. Designated as a Master Career Specialist by the National Career Development Association, he is also a Certified Talent Consultant through the Institute for Personality and Ability Testing, is recognized as an Activity Vector Analyst by Bizet Corporation, and is certified by Career Partners International as a Career Transition Consultant.

Frank DeLaurentis

Senior Consultant

Frank DeLaurentis

Senior Consultant

Serving in the role of Senior Consultant, Frank works intensively in a collaborative manner with individuals providing them with the tools, resources and guidance needed for them to meet their professional and career goals. Frank’s areas of expertise include career coaching, development of an individual’s skills and talents, training, networking and the use and leveraging of social media tools in a job search. Bringing almost 40 years of experience in the health care and not for profit industries, Frank brings a wealth of knowledge and targeted guidance to those he works with through their transition.

Prior to joining CCI Consulting, Frank served as a Health Care Administrator and strategist developing numerous clinical, outpatient and customer focused programs for large health systems and not for profit health related entities. He was intimately involved in the planning, pre-operational processes and procedures as well as the activation and opening of Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, a 350 million dollar hew hospital located in East Norriton, PA. His responsibilities included working with the myriad of consultants, construction professionals, departments and staff that would insure a successful and patient focused environment upon opening. His coaching and engagement of staff assisted their transition to a brand new facility, culture and technology in a supportive and mentoring manner. Frank was also instrumental in the strategy, planning, business development and operational processes of 10 additional outpatient centers as health systems expanded their reach into the communities they served.

Known for his engaging and collaborative style, Frank works best in a creative and participative manner with individuals navigating the career transition process. His knowledge of available resources and sharp focus keeps the process on track with personalized interaction

His comprehensive knowledge of business and industry gained from his occupational and industrial medicine experience serves as a base for helping participants in CCI’s programs be aware of the nuances, techniques and contacts needed in their career focus.

Frank is a member of The American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE), Health Care Leadership Network of Delaware Valley (HLNDV), Health Facilities Managers Association of Delaware Valley (HFMADV), Board Member for Business and Industry for the Upper Moreland Historical Association (UMHA) and serves as a volunteer on many local committees and boards.

Frank possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from LaSalle University, is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and has been certified by Career Partners International as a Career Transition Consultant and a LifeOptions Retirement Coach for New Horizons, their comprehensive retirement program.

Joe Dougherty

Executive Vice President / Owner

Joe Dougherty

Executive Vice President / Owner

Joe, as one of the owners of CCI Consulting, is a chief architect of the organization, assisting in the company’s positioning as one of the premier HR consulting firms in the region. Joe is responsible for all sales efforts, and the company’s impressive revenue growth reflects its well-earned reputation for exceeding deliverables at cost-effective prices. Joe helped to launch the company’s satellite operations in both New Jersey and Delaware, and was one of the founders of its search practice and interim staffing ventures.

Joe brings over twenty years of human resources executive experience with both Prudential Insurance Company and Providian (recently merged with AEGON). He is a graduate of LaSalle University and has completed a number of courses toward his Master’s degree at Temple. He has earned his FLMI (Fellow Life Management Institute) designation.

Joseph Dougherty III

Vice President, Client Relations

Joseph Dougherty III

Vice President, Client Relations

Joe is a Director of Talent Management Solutions and brings a unique blend of human resources and information technology experience to the team. Joe is primarily responsible for business development and key account management for the firm and is very active in the Philadelphia HR community. He helps many of the firm’s clients analyze and solve their complex business issues dealing with the hiring, developing, retaining and transitioning of key talent.

Prior to joining CCI Consulting, Joe had designed and implemented corporate-wide online recruiting strategies, performed high-volume recruiting for several large call center operations, and managed key human resource generalist functions for companies such as Kulicke and Soffa, Weblinc, Colonial Penn Life Insurance, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and PECO/Exelon. At PwC, Joe was responsible for developing and delivering state-of-the-art training on Customer Relationship Management (CRM) technologies to high-level consultants visiting from all over the world.

Joe holds a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Management Information Systems from Drexel University. He is a very active alumnus of Drexel and can often be found volunteering his time for Practice Interview Days at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and also speaking at “Accepted Students” events throughout the year.

Tiffany Doyle, SPHR

Senior Human Resource Consultant

Tiffany Doyle, SPHR

Senior Human Resource Consultant

As a member of the HR Consulting Practice, Tiffany Doyle delivers human capital solutions using HR best practices. Tiffany is an accomplished strategic human resources professional with over ten years of experience in complex HR issues, performance management, employee / labor relations, compensation and benefits administration, to name a few.

Tiffany had been an HR Manager for a charter school system in Philadelphia where she managed ongoing employment life cycle processes, implemented and facilitated performance management practices, implemented a performance-based compensation system, created a new onboarding process and oversaw the payroll processes. She also managed the benefits administration program including relationships with vendors, healthcare providers, insurance carriers, and brokers.

Previously Tiffany served as an HR Business Partner at Amazon and SAP. While at SAP she developed a proficiency in SAP software systems including SAP HRIS and Performance Management Tool (PRM). She had responsibility for auditing and monitoring compensation plans for accuracy and was a resource to business leaders for compensation issues. She has also managed employee relations issues, conducted investigations, and assisted with conflict resolution.

Tiffany brings significant experience as a consultant having been a member of the Human Capital Consulting Practice at Mercer. Tiffany’s consulting engagements at Mercer included conducting HR functional and compliance assessments; developing and presenting training sessions; completing analyses of sources of HR data, including best practice research, benchmarking and market pricing; and restructuring of HR organizations. While at Mercer she implemented and configured a full-suite talent management technology system that included performance management, succession planning, and compensation planning modules powered by PeopleFluent (PeopleClick Authoria).

Tiffany holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources Management (SPHR) designation and has earned an MS in Human Resources Management from Saint Joseph’s University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Media Studies – Public Relations from Penn State University.

Anne Dunn

Vice President, Client Relations

Anne Dunn

Vice President, Client Relations

Anne Dunn, a Mid-Atlantic business leader with extensive experience in the Talent Management Consulting industry, is Vice President, Client Relations for CCI Consulting. In this role, Anne leverages her high-energy profile and expertise in strategic business development to provide inspired solutions to customers’ needs in Executive Search and HR Consulting.  Anne is based in the Blue Bell, PA office.

Prior to joining CCI Consulting, Anne was Senior Vice President at Lee Hecht Harrison after the LHH-DBM merger. Anne has over twenty years’ experience in Career Management and Talent Development.  She was Key Accounts Director for Drake, Beam Morin and Vice President of Client Services Consulting for Right Management in the Delaware Valley where she provided strategic Human Resources Consulting in Career Management, Talent Management, Leadership Development and Organizational Performance for global customers headquartered in the Philadelphia Region.

Previous to Right Management, Anne was Eastern Regional Manager for AchieveGlobal, Inc., a Management Consulting firm specializing in Sales Training, Customer Service Development, and Team & Leadership Development.   In addition, Anne was Senior Vice President of Business Development for Manchester, Inc., a Human Resources Consulting firm dedicated to Career Transition and Organizational Consulting.

Anne’s consulting career first began at The Forum Corporation where she built a regional territory into one of the company’s highest producing operations and was chosen by the President to co-deliver the Forbes-sponsored presentations on Customer Retention Strategies.

These leadership experiences give Anne a broad business exposure to the many challenges and imperatives of changing business drivers and the resulting effects on organizations, teams, and individuals.  Additionally, Anne served as the President of Greater Valley Forge Human Resource Association (local SHRM chapter) 1998-1999.  Most recently Anne was on the Board for the PHRPS-PSPS and currently co-facilitates the HR In Transition SIG.

Anne’s undergraduate degree from West Chester University is in English and she completed graduate credits in Education as well as Business from West Chester University.  She serves by invitation on the Dean’s Advisory Board for the West Chester University School of Business and Public Affairs.

Joan Engel

Director, Career Transition, Project Management & Ombuds Support

Joan Engel

Director, Career Transition, Project Management & Ombuds Support

As a Director, Joan leverages her company knowledge and experience to support several practices.  Providing technical support to the Career Transition practice, Joan partners with leadership and the coaching team to provide exceptional service to our client companies and program participants.  Joan also leads the Organizational Ombuds practice, providing a forum for assistance to employees in career distress.  With solid senior leadership background in several business disciplines, she leverages her knowledge of the needs of business managers and owners to the benefit of those in career transition.

Prior to joining CCI Consulting, Joan provided national executive leadership in Operations Management, IT and Human Resources leadership for a major international financial services firm.  Her business background includes project management, operational improvement, outsourcing, vendor management, and production oversight.  Human Resources responsibilities included organizational development, employee relations, relocation, and benefits administration.  She has also been an educator at the secondary school and college levels, designing and delivering highly-interactive, results-driven instructor-led training program.  With over 15 years at CCI Consulting, Joan has worked in every practice; Career Transition, Recruiting, Executive Coaching, Staff Development, and Human Resources Consulting.  Her career has been focused on maximizing organizational effectiveness through the building staff capabilities and motivation.

Known for her creative, yet structured approach to problem solving, Joan tackles opportunities for individuals and organizations to achieve maximum results.  At the individual level, she enjoys assisting those in career transition explore and achieve rewarding careers; often taking paths that are less traditional.  At the macro level, she led the design of the online portal which supports the transition efforts of all CCI clients and those of CCI’s partner companies.  Joan also appreciates the opportunity to work with the coaching staff; training new coaches and providing tools and educational opportunities to longer tenured team members.

Joan has a B.S. in Mathematics from Ursinus University and an MBA from LaSalle University where she was awarded the prestigious “Outstanding MBA Graduate of the Year” award.  Throughout her career she has held certifications with the NASD, SHRM, and Organizational Ombuds enterprises. Additionally, she is currently certified by Career Partners International as a Master Career Transition Consultant and as a Retirement Options Coach.

Bobbie Foedisch

Vice President, Relationship Marketing

Bobbie Foedisch

Vice President, Relationship Marketing

As Vice President, Relationship Marketing, Bobbie partners with organizations and associations to effectively attract, retain, develop, engage, and transition the talent required to meet business goals. Her key areas of expertise include power networking, connecting the dots, leveraging social media for branding, social selling, relationship marketing, power networking, career transition, and job search.

Prior to joining CCI Consulting, Bobbie owned and operated her own successful social selling company providing LinkedIn and Social Selling training to hundreds of sales and marketing clients across the country. She designed and launched successful programs focused on leveraging LinkedIn and Social Selling techniques to build power networks and open more doors. Bobbie also created and delivered LinkedIn, Social Selling, and Social Marketing training and development programs across functional areas and provided coaching to individual contributors and leaders. Earlier in her career, Bobbie held leadership positions in restaurant operations & management, retail operations & management, entrepreneurship, sales and marketing.

Known for her dynamic professional style, warmth, and creative approach to working with clients, Bobbie thrives on helping companies and associations assess and understand their passions and strengths in alignment with their goals. Bobbie provides thoughtful individual attention with a knack for personalized details, focused approach and willingness to help in every way possible, plus a superb ability to understand their needs and implement the domino effect of change. She has an extensive contact network and takes every opportunity to help connect people. Actively involved in the Philadelphia, NJ, and Manhattan area business communities, Bobbie currently runs 4 chapters of the “Leveraging LinkedIn Networking Group” in Center City, Philadelphia; Blue Bell, PA, Manhattan, and South Jersey.

Bobbie is an Adjunct Professor at Temple University and Alumni LinkedIn Professor at Seton Hall University. She has written and launched multiple programs for Leveraging LinkedIn to Build Power Networks and Open More Doors. She is a contributing author for the financial industry on iris.xyz, blogger on LinkedIn and Social Selling, LinkedIn and Career Transition, LinkedIn Job Search, and Power Networking, and is a contributing author for the 180 Rule for Social Selling. Bobbie has been an invited speaker both locally and nationally on how to leverage social media, especially LinkedIn.

Walt Gavula

Senior Consultant


Walt Gavula

Senior Consultant


As a Senior Career Transition Consultant, Walt offers sound, solid and practical advice to his clients in helping them achieve their personal and professional goals.  His areas of expertise include career coaching, strategic networking and effectively utilizing LinkedIn and other social networking tools.  In addition, Walt brings over 20 years of broad global Human Resources experience and accomplishment to CCI clients.  Having worked in some of the most innovative Fortune 500 firms in the country, he has a strong track record of success facilitating change and improving bottom-line performance.  He brings comprehensive experience in assessing an HR function's current state, building a strategic plan aligned to future business needs, and providing value-added, metric-driven results.

Prior to CCI, Walt served in a variety of national and global HR leadership roles at the prestigious global professional services firm, Deloitte.  As Director of Human Resources, he successfully led teams providing the full cycle of human resources activities, including onboarding, recruitment, performance management, compensation, succession planning, training, immigration, compliance, talent analytics, employee relations and diversity.  He played a key role in the development and implementation of Deloitte's HR shared service model and its offshoring of HR transactional support to India.  He was a key member of the team managing the integration of Deloitte's largest acquisition of 4,000 Bearing Point partners and staff.  Walt's background as VP of Human Resources at Fireman's Fund Insurance Company, where he had responsibility for all HR activities for the Company's largest division, further solidifies his comprehensive credentials and experience managing and leading all aspects of the HR function in various industries.

Known for his creative ideas and his practical approach to offering measurable solutions aligned to business need, Walt brings a reputation as a strong leader with outstanding communications, teaming and relationship-building skills.  His experience, accomplishments and reputation all speak to both strong senior level strategy consulting as well as hands-on tactical work achievements.

Walt is actively involved in the Philadelphia area HR community.  As a member of the Philadelphia Society of People & Strategy, he recently led a task force focusing on the Future of Human Capital in the Workplace.  This research identified the top 10 emerging trends in Human Capital Management that will challenge and provide opportunities for HR and business executives.  The findings from this work were presented to HR and business leaders as part of SHRM's Executive Webinar Series.

Walt has a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Shippensburg University and a Bachelor's degree in Pre-law from Penn State University.  He is a graduate of Philadelphia's premier leadership development and civic engagement program, Leadership Philadelphia.  He capitalized on this experience by volunteering his HR expertise to some of Philadelphia's most well known non-profit organizations as a Board and Advisory Committee member.  He is also certified by Career Partners International as a Career Transition Consultant.

Erica Gloss

Executive Coach

Erica Gloss

Executive Coach

Erica is an executive coach and organizational consultant who works at the intersection of people and process.  She holds over 14 years of corporate experience providing effective change solutions through leadership development, action oriented executive coaching, capacity building and training.  With a deep understanding of the dynamics affecting both the individual and the organization, Erica helps her clients navigate in a multi-stakeholder environment, propelling their careers forward, and facilitating effective decision making.  Using her heightened awareness and keen ability to see situations from all angles, Erica’s clients acquire a greater understanding of themselves and how they fit into the bigger picture.

Erica began her career as an organizational consultant in change management, training, and process improvement solutions. Since then, she has worked with many organizations ranging from hospital systems, pharmaceutical companies, service organizations and government departments.  As the operations director of an international medical services organization, she created a culture of personal accountability, innovation and group-thinking that spanned multiple countries, cultivating talent and grew the company from within. Recently, Erica has worked with executive clients and teams coaching them towards increased effectiveness and efficiency by enhancing emotional intelligence, promoting transparency, cultivating adaptability, and building trust.

Graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a Master’s in Organizational Dynamics (MSOD), Erica also holds a certificate in Executive Coaching and Organizational Consulting from the same university.  Erica is an Adjunct Faculty member at Immaculata University where she teaches courses in Leadership and Organizational Behavior in their Graduate School.  She is also published in the Journal of Applied Sciences with an article on her coaching philosophy and techniques.  Erica completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Behavioral Science and Pre-law.

Dan Haneman

Vice President, Client Relations

Dan Haneman

Vice President, Client Relations

Dan is one of the many CCI Consulting success stories. After successful HR assignments as Director of Human Resources for both Bryn Mawr Hospital and Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, Dan joined the CCI Consulting team in 1994. He first served as Director of Client Services, where he counseled hundreds of transitioned employees in the healthcare, insurance, pharmaceutical, service and manufacturing industries.

Dan has managed career centers, conducted various group workshops and has spoken at various industry functions. In 1998, Dan was promoted to Vice President, Client Relations, where he is principally responsible for building and managing business relationships with clients throughout PA, DE and NJ. He introduces CCI Consulting products and services, and has enjoyed a strong reputation with his clients for delivering high quality programs and services. He is involved with many local SHRM groups and is widely recognized as one of the prominent business executives in the tri-state region.

Marjorie H. Hart

Senior Consultant/Certified Career Transition Consultant

Marjorie H. Hart

Senior Consultant/Certified Career Transition Consultant

As a Senior Consultant with CCI Consulting (CCI), based in the Marlton, NJ office, Marjorie brings more than 20 years of expertise in the administration and operation of large Human Resource departments.

Prior to her role at CCI, she was the SVP/Director of Human Resources at Sun National Bank where she played an integral role in the bank’s growth from a five-branch network to 73 Community Banking Centers. Prior to that, Marjorie was affiliated with CSXI, an international Fortune 500 transportation company, where she served as Human Resources Manager directing all aspects of HR.

Marjorie is an engaging Senior Career Coach and Human Resource Executive who is recognized as a “catalyst” in the career transition arena. She is admired for her talent in helping clients gain a clear vision of their value. She partners with clients to foster success in landing their dream jobs and also has expertise aiding entrepreneurs in business startups.

Marjorie is certified by Career Partners International as a Master Career Transition Consultant and also has completed professional leadership study programs to include Organizational Development, EEO, AAP Development & Human Resource Management. She earned an Associates Degree in Process from Burlington County College and completed Management courses in the Bachelor of Arts Program at Rowan University. She is extensively involved in professional affiliations and activities include Tri-State Human Resource Management Association (HRMA) as well as the Cherry Hill and the South Jersey Chamber of Commerce. She serves as an Advisory Board Member for Rowan College at Burlington County College.

Charlene Holsendorff

Senior Certified Career Transition Consultant


Charlene Holsendorff

Senior Certified Career Transition Consultant


Charlene partners with individuals to provide job search tools and techniques toward their employment goals. Her specialties are career coaching, professional speaking and content writing. Charlene brings 15 combined years of corporate training and job search strategy to the CCI Consulting organization.

Prior to joining CCI Consulting, Charlene partnered with other reputable career management companies including Right Management and Lee Hecht Harrison. At Right Management she oversaw a career center for the company’s #1 client at the time. There she directed all activities established to accommodate 1,000+ displaced employees which entailed designing workshops, providing job development functions including Career Assessment, and compiling career curricula and enrichment sessions. She oversaw a staff of 2-5 consultants and an office administrator.

Charlene is recognized as a knowledgeable subject matter expert balanced by a grounded approach that produces empowerment and hope. Such is the consistent feedback that she receives from grateful clients. One particular client notes that “...she always had ideas, tactics, and advice - always offered support, praise, and optimism (with realism)...always made me feel like my problem was the most important problem in her day and she always presented a plan or advice, joyfully, to satisfy my concern.” 

In addition to professional speaker venues, Charlene is the author of a commercial eBook entitled How to Not Get a Job: 10 Pitfalls to Keep You Unemployed (Forever!)  She attended Gwynedd Mercy College and is currently pursuing a National Resume Writers’ Association Certification to augment her Senior Consultant Certification by Career Partners International. She is a contributing content writer to Examiner.com and Ezine.com, and maintains a career blog entitled Slicing Bananas.

Susan Foy Hugo

Senior Talent Development Consultant and Assessment Specialist

Susan Foy Hugo

Senior Talent Development Consultant and Assessment Specialist

Susan is a dynamic and engaging talent development professional. In her role as Senior Consultant and Assessment Specialist with CCI, she partners with our clients on assessments, coaching, training, engagement survey’s and development needs. She is a resourceful and versatile member of the Talent Development Practice.

Susan provides keen insight and clarity to individuals and teams as they seek to gain perspective and guidance in their professional development. She administers and debriefs Leadership Development testing and assessments including: Myers Briggs, DiSC, PDI Profiler 360, Assess Development and 360, Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Conflict Mode Instrument Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory, Career Anchors and Life Options.

In addition to her expertise in individual and team assessments, Susan has significant experience managing Employee Engagement Surveys, measuring employee satisfaction and engagement for multiple global organizations. Integral to the design of the survey, she also analyzes, debriefs and provides recommendations for implementing improved management practices.

Susan is an artful facilitator and trainer, helping our clients with a myriad of learning and development solutions. Susan is an instructor in the University of Pennsylvania’s Essentials of Management Program and their Management Development Program on topics including improving Emotional Intelligence, Dynamic Communications and Managing Generations-Multigenerational Teams. Other examples of her expertise include instructor led seminars including Leveraging 7 Habits of Highly Effective People for a global organization’s Leadership Development; Everything DiSC (behavioral styles awareness), and Pre-employment Testing-Checking the Fit of Candidates. In addition, Susan is certified in Career Partners International’s Talent Management Programs, Create Your Own Career GPS and New Horizons, a program to map your path to retirement.

Susan received her Master’s in Psychology in Clinical Counseling from LaSalle University and a Bachelor’s degree in Management/Marketing from the University of Scranton. She is an adjunct faculty member at Arcadia University, member of American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) and the Delaware Valley Association for Psychological Type.

Sharon Imperiale

President / Owner

Sharon Imperiale

President / Owner

As the President of CCI, Sharon brings an extensive background of operations management, account management, public relations, advertising and human resources consulting to the organization. She is responsible for the company’s strategic direction as well as setting the service delivery standards for our practices. She also leads a senior executive networking group.

Sharon has over 30 years of experience in operations and human resources leadership. She has led the dramatic growth and expansion of CCI Consulting (Career Concepts, Inc.) for the last 15 years by introducing new products and services to supplement CCI’s core services of career transition and executive search. Today CCI offers a full array talent acquisition, talent development, career management, and human resource and compliance consulting services. CCI is a certified woman owned business through the WBENC and is routinely recognized as one of Philadelphia’s largest management consulting firms and one of the largest woman-owned businesses in Greater Philadelphia.

As an equity owner of one of the world’s largest Talent Management Organizations, Career Partners International, CCI has global scope and international resources in over 70 countries. Sharon has served on the Board of Directors for Career Partners International for the last 6 years and is currently the Chairman of the Board.

Prior to joining the company, Sharon was the Head of Aetna/US HealthCare’s National Service Center in New Jersey where she led a 600-member customer service team supporting the company’s managed healthcare, indemnity healthcare and key client membership. Before that, she managed over 1,100 employees in Prudential’s Fort Washington Customer Service Group. She also led the HR, training and organizational development efforts to support an 8,500-employee organization supporting the Prudential Healthcare Group. In the early 90s, as part of her fast-track management rotation program, she served as Senior Account Executive in charge of one of Prudential’s largest groups, the National Education Association (NEA), where she assumed full marketing, operations and systems responsibilities for the 350,000 members Prudential served. Other national accounts included Bell Atlantic and AARP.

Sharon graduated magna cum laude in just three years from Temple University, attended Temple’s MBA program and has a HR Management certification from Villanova University. Sharon supports several charities and participates in various fund raising events particularly for those related to children’s healthcare.

Adena Johnston, MA, MSOD, ACC

Vice President and Practice Leader, Talent Development

Adena Johnston, MA, MSOD, ACC

Vice President and Practice Leader, Talent Development

As Vice President and Practice Leader of CCI’s Talent Development Practice, Adena brings over 20 years of corporate experience as a recognized leader, trainer, mentor and developer of top talent. Adena works with companies in the areas of organizational development (OD), executive and team coaching. She guides her clients to become more effective and navigate the complexity of today’s business challenges.

Prior to joining CCI, Adena was the principal of a robust independent consulting practice. Prior to that, she had a successful corporate career as the regional leader and president of an educational institution (corporate division) with full P&L responsibility across three profit centers while implementing the strategic plan and interfacing across the enterprise. Throughout her career Adena has been involved in start-up and turn-around situations, championed employee engagement, launched sales and change initiatives, and was responsible for all areas of regulatory compliance.

Adena’s signature strength is helping organizations become agile and build the internal capacity needed to realize stellar results.  She specializes in building collaborative environments that value transparency and high levels of ownership. She works with leaders to develop executive presence and unleash the managerial strength and courage necessary to drive the business while maintaining healthy work relationships and working with key stakeholders throughout the organization.

Consulting highlights includes work in individual and team leadership development, talent and performance management, integrated learning systems, and training across all levels of the organization.  Adena possesses deep knowledge in leadership, culture and workforce development, and change management.  She brings extensive experience in career development work from coaching adults in transition.

In addition to her corporate leadership and coaching background, Adena brings a broad lens to learning and development. She has had over 15 years working with adult learners in higher education and industry settings.  A professor herself, Adena is a master teacher in both online and in-person classroom settings, taking a strong focus on how employees become autonomous, self-regulated learners of new material that may be immediately applied.  As a consultant and executive coach, Adena’s background in Sociology, Psychology and Organizational Development drives her ability to create comprehensive, high-impact learning strategies that are employee-centered, business-driven, culturally aligned, and immediately applicable to work.

Adena holds her Master of Science Degree in Organizational Dynamics (MSOD) from the University of Pennsylvania with a graduate certificate in Organizational Consulting and Executive Coaching, and received her Bachelor and Master of Arts Degrees in Sociology from Case Western Reserve University. Adena is certified as an associate coach (ACC) from the International Coach Federation (ICF).  In addition to her credentials she is an adjunct professor teaching Sociology, Culture in the Workplace, Psychology, Leadership and Organizational Development.

Marlyn Kalitan

Senior Consultant

Marlyn Kalitan

Senior Consultant

Marlyn is a Senior Consultant, based in our Marlton, NJ office. She partners with organizations and individuals to develop talent and strategies that meet business and personal goals. She is results-oriented and has a keen sense of quality assurance and continuous improvement. Her specialties include: Leadership Development, Organizational Development, Project Management, Talent Management, Team Development, Change Management, Skills Training, Personal Branding, and Career Counseling.

Before joining CCI Consulting, Marlyn was Sr. VP, Career Consulting with Right Management. She led career services throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region in 7 offices, maintaining the quality of the services rendered and driving business results. Prior to joining Right she was a Consultant with various opportunities including: leadership and P & L responsibility for offices in PA, NJ and DE. Marlyn also taught Influencing Skills & Negotiating Strategies courses to MBA students at Rutgers University, Camden.

Marlyn earned a Masters degree in Organizational Dynamics from The University of Pennsylvania. She has a BA from Holy Family University, and was honored with the university’s Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award. Currently, she is enrolled in the College of Executive Coaching’s Certified Professional Coach program.

James Lombardo

Executive Search Consultant

James Lombardo

Executive Search Consultant

As Executive Search Consultant with CCI, James is a vital member of the organization, working with our clients to assure they have the right people, in the right place, at the right time.

His career in Talent Acquisition began in 2002 and he has an impressive history of helping organizations secure top talent to meet their business objectives. James joined CCI in 2012 and is successfully providing consultative, multi-disciplinary search services across the varied industries we serve. He has proven expertise recruiting across functions and levels – through to senior leadership. Prior to joining CCI, James enjoyed a rewarding career in both search firm and private industry environments, sharpening his recruiting skills in pharmaceutical, call center, operations, sales, and information technology. He is a trusted and respected consulting partner to CCI clients and has earned a reputation for making the right match for both the client and the candidate.

James is an insightful, resourceful, and versatile consultant with superior candidate assessment skills.  He is a true multi-functional recruiter who knows how to isolate and identify the most passive candidates and then engage them and market opportunities while maintaining focus on the client image and brand. He brings strong project management methodology and problem solving skills to every search engagement.  James is committed to understanding client needs from a 360 degree perspective and then developing a candidate pool that precisely matches those needs. He provides value driven services to our clients and a high quality experience for all candidates in the process.

James earned his MBA with a minor in Human Resources from LaSalle University and his Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources from Temple University. He is a LinkedIn Certified Professional Recruiter.

In his free time, James is a mountain biking enthusiast (among other recreational sports interests).

Mike McDannell

Senior Vice President, Organizational Effectiveness

Mike McDannell

Senior Vice President, Organizational Effectiveness

Mike McDannell is a business consultant, facilitator, executive coach and an organizational development professional with over 20 years of both national and international experience. He has consulted to an impressive list of Fortune 1000 companies in virtually every industry including manufacturing, financial services, communications, and the U.S. government.

Mike began his career in the military upon graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point. A career military officer, Mike served in a variety of assignments alternating between field operations and teaching leadership domestically while serving  at West Point, Fort Sill OK, Fort Leavenworth KS, and in Germany, Sri Lanka and Saudi Arabia.

As a consultant, Mike brings to CCI Consulting a full compendium of training and leadership programs that he has delivered to over 70 companies such as Bank of Paris, Mattel Toy Company, Sikorsky High Tech Division, Oscar Mayer, AIG and UPS. His style is highly interactive, engaging, entertaining and typifies behavior change and bottom line results.

In addition to his consulting work, Mike has also been a guest lecturer at Wharton School of Business, Adjunct Faculty at Villanova University, and Arcadia University. He has also taught in the EMBA Program, at The University of Mexico and at The Marshall Center for International Cooperation, NATO. Mike currently teaches Leadership and Ethics in the EMBA Program of the West Business School of the Southwest University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu, China, where he was selected as the most valuable faculty member in 2012.

Mike holds a B.S. in Engineering from West Point and an MBA from Yale University.

Susan McDonald

Vice President, Client Services

Susan McDonald

Vice President, Client Services

Susan is a New Business Development leader working at the executive levels with organizations from Fortune 500 to mid-size regional on human capital management consulting solutions. Her Fortune 100 operations experience in senior level positions with Prudential Insurance encompassed national call centers, claims, billing and eligibility as well as organizational development experience in process redesign/re-engineering, incentive compensation pilot programs, performance management and feedback systems, managing corporate training departments and leading large scale corporate initiatives for the national executive team.

After a hiatus and time spent raising her family, Susan re-entered the workforce and successfully launched “Castlerea Consulting LLC,” a woman-owned talent acquisition firm. Susan’s operations management and organizational development perspective and experience differentiated her approach and search practice from her competition. CCI engaged Susan and Castlerea Consulting LLC as a strategic partner firm and quickly moved to recruit Susan to join the CCI practice and assume a senior level role with the firm. Susan is a true business athlete and brings a fanatical approach to program and account management and ensures we consistently meet or exceed our clients’ expectations.

Susan graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Marketing from LaSalle University. Susan was an original Board member serving on the Greater Philadelphia Foundation for Women Entrepreneurs which was established in 2009 to help NAWBO (National Organization of Women Business Owners) of Greater Philadelphia Chapter provide educational, leadership and research opportunities for both emerging and established woman entrepreneurs. Susan is also on the Advisory Board for LaSalle University’s Center for Entrepreneurship. The La Salle Center for Entrepreneurship provides students, alumni and the community a forum for enhancing both their knowledge of entrepreneurship as well as opportunities to engage in entrepreneurial activities. Susan also currently serves on Saint Joseph’s University’s Managing Human Capital Program’s Advisory Board. The MHC Program aims to: solidify the emphasis on the individual as stakeholder; develop thoughtful managers who understand and value the human being; and provide a pathway for students with an interest in careers in HR or Talent Management. Susan also serves as Chair of the Career Transitions Group with The Greater Valley Forge HR Association and shares her career management expertise with members of the chapter in career transition.

Sue McKelvey-Goggins

Senior Talent Development Consultant and Executive Coach

Sue McKelvey-Goggins

Senior Talent Development Consultant and Executive Coach

As a Senior Talent Development Consultant, Sue is involved in the design and delivery of leadership development programs for CCI clients.  She also serves as an Executive Coach at CCI Consulting.  Sue is a dynamic, results-oriented talent management professional with over 25 years of experience in aligning talent with business strategy. Her areas of expertise include organization effectiveness, coaching, leadership development, and change management.

Prior to joining CCI Sue worked at Right Management where she held the positions of Vice President of Client Services and Corporate Director of Consulting Services. She was a key player in Right’s initial entry into Organization Consulting and Executive Coaching. Earlier in her career, Sue was Director of Training and Organization Development at Delaware Investments, and held several positions at Mellon Bank including AVP Human Resources Business Partner and Director, Executive Recruiting.

Sue has designed and delivered multi-tier leadership programs in varied industries at multiple levels, collaborated with senior leaders on large-scale change efforts, and provided executive coaching often using 360 assessments. She has created and delivered customized learning solutions for clients across a broad spectrum of topics. Whether through coaching, leadership development or strategic consulting, Sue’s goal is provide benefits for both the individual and the organization.

Sue holds an MBA in Organization Development and Human Resource Management from Drexel University and a BS in Marketing from the Pennsylvania State University. She is certified in a number of assessment tools, including MBTI, DiSC, Assess 360, PDI Profilor, Birkman, LSI and LEA.  She is a past board member of the Philadelphia Human Resources Planning Group, the American Society of Training and Development, The Society for Human Resources Management, and the HR Person of the Year Awards.

Rachel Medvin, Psy.D.

Senior Consultant and Executive Coach

Rachel Medvin, Psy.D.

Senior Consultant and Executive Coach

As a Senior Consultant, Rachel partners with individuals to provide guidance and strategies to meet their personal and professional goals. Her key areas of expertise include talent development through a strengths-focused, values-oriented lens; executive assessment; and thought leadership. Rachel brings a fresh perspective and coaching strength to CCI and the clients we serve. Specialties include coaching women, emerging leaders, and high-potential leaders.

Prior to joining CCI Consulting, Rachel specialized in leadership development, particularly executive assessment and coaching. Initially trained in clinically psychology, Rachel translated her knowledge and expertise toward developing the potential of individual leaders; she integrates the work that she does holistically and within the context of the client company. Much of her focus in recent years has been on thought leadership, including developing evidence-based research on leadership behavior and the utility of telepresence technology for coaching.

Known for her dynamic professional style and creative approach for working with clients, Rachel thrives on helping individuals to assess and understand their strengths and alignment with their goals and values. She uses assessments to provide insight and clarity to individuals and teams, in order to assist leaders in leveraging increased self-awareness into personal and professional achievement. Rachel is trained in both mindfulness and emotional intelligence, and how these constructs can be used to enhance leadership capacities.

Rachel holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, both from Widener University. She is trained and qualified to administer a wide range of executive development and career-related assessments. She is an active member of the Society for Consulting Psychology and has presented at national conferences on a variety of topics. In addition to consulting, Rachel is a member of the executive board for a Baltimore-based non-profit organization and spends time mentoring graduate students from several universities.

Andrea Thomas Merrick

Senior Consultant and Executive Coach

Andrea Thomas Merrick

Senior Consultant and Executive Coach

Andrea is highly skilled human capital consultant specializing in career transition counseling, HR compliance, and executive coaching. She has consulted with CCI for over ten years practicing across a breadth of topics including risk mitigation/compliance (HR Audits), HR Administration (employee handbooks, job descriptions, policies and procedures), third party support (Ombuds, HR Hotline, and investigations), as well as coaching in both the career transition and performance/development milieus.

Prior to consulting with CCI, Andrea held the position of vice president/corporate counsel at Prudential Financial, where for 20 plus years she provided legal counsel to various business units including individual and group life insurance, healthcare, life and annuities, and AARP Operations. Over the course of her career, Andrea handled employment law matters, oversaw litigation management, partnered with trade associations for government affairs, oversaw legislative tracking, worked on compliance/regulatory matters and counseled internal clients on an array of business issues, to name a few.

Known for her professionalism, attention to detail and excellent interpersonal skills, Andrea engages easily with clients establishing a strong working relationship based on trust and respect. Andrea is attentive to clients’ needs and goals, continually striving to support them by delivering a high quality work product efficiently.  Recognizing the importance of clear communication, effective listening and prompt identification of issues combined with Andrea’s desire to see her clients succeed, she has gained their confidence and praise.

Andrea received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from The University of Pennsylvania and her Juris Doctor Degree from Temple University School of Law. Additionally, she is certified by Career Partners International as a Senior Career Transition Consultant.

Mark Mulligan

Vice President, Client Relations

Mark Mulligan

Vice President, Client Relations

Mark is Vice President Client Relations and his primary focus is on the development and acquisition of new business in the tri-state area with particular emphasis in the Wilmington and surrounding Delaware marketplace.

Prior to joining CCI Consulting, Mark has demonstrated himself as an accomplished, results oriented New Business Development leader with over 19 years of successful client acquisition experience for the Recruitment Marketing and Communications Industry. Mark has outstanding client loyalty and relationship building skills with a high level of expertise in the acquisition and development of new business as well as the implementation and delivery of complex recruitment strategies.

Mark attended Pennsylvania State University with a Business Administration major and a minor in Advertising. In addition, he is an active participant and guest speaker at a variety of local Human Resources organizations throughout the area and is also an active member in his local community.

Peggy Neily

Vice President and Practice Leader, Human Resource Consulting and Career Transition

Peggy Neily

Vice President and Practice Leader, Human Resource Consulting and Career Transition

As Vice President and Leader of CCI’s Human Resource Consulting and Career Transition practices, Peggy brings over 20 years of diverse experience in senior leadership roles in Human Resources spanning start-up organizations to fortune 100 firms in the pharmaceutical, telecommunications and entertainment industries.

Peggy is a proactive and business minded Human Resource leader with demonstrated expertise in defining organizational structure and human capital requirements to align HR functions with business goals. She has successfully managed all facets of field and corporate human resources supporting start-ups experiencing rapid growth, large employee populations with organizations comprised of over 100,000 employees, and virtual employees encompassing multiple locations. Across all these roles, Peggy achieved success by creating strong workplace culture, an environment of high energy and open communication.

As the leader of CCI’s Human Resource Consulting practice, Peggy is responsible for the development, delivery and growth strategy of the HR Consulting practice including all aspects of the employee life cycle, compliance and risk mitigation. As the leader of CCI’s Career Transition practice, she is responsible for leading the day-to-day operations to ensure the delivery of world-class services & solutions to CCI’s Career Transition clients.

Prior to joining CCI, Peggy held the role of Vice President of Human Resources at Philidor RX Services, a rapid growth mail-order pharmacy services company that grew from 100 to 1300 employees in 12 months. Peggy’s action-oriented approach delivered an exceptionally strong employee-centric culture in a rapidly expanding “start-up” environment. She quickly established a solid foundational structure which included policies, change management systems, employee development and mentorship programs, leadership training and talent acquisition strategy.

As Director of Human Resources for Comcast Corporation, she grew the contact center by 200% to over 900 employees in 2 years while creating a culture that generated one of the highest employee satisfaction rates and lowest attrition rates within the organization during this period of growth.

Previously, she managed Human Resources at SMG, formerly known as Spectacor Management Group, a world leader in venue management, where she directed HR departments in 98 facilities, with 1900 employees and served as liaison for all HR issues including EEOC and ADA compliance. Earlier in her career she gained human resource and M&A experience at a venture capital backed pharmaceutical start up created from the merger of two formerly separate firms.

Peggy graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Mathematics from Cabrini College, Wayne, PA.

 

Frank Perras

Consultant

Frank Perras

Consultant

Frank consults in the areas of individual and organization performance through re-engineering processes, improving human capital performance, directing business development, managing change, facilitating, executive coaching, developing leaders, and improving metrics.  Frank has provided leadership development to executives and senior leaders for many clients including several government agencies, Fortune 500 and regional firms. His expertise is also called upon to work with C-level executives to design enterprise strategies and solutions.

Previously, Frank was a Principal at Career Concepts and delivered executive coaching, leadership development, career transition, and human resource consulting. Prior to CCI Consulting, Frank was a Partner at Accenture, PLC in the human capital practice leading large change management projects and improving call center results. He also worked at Bell Atlantic (now Verizon) leading large process reengineering projects. Frank is a member of the Junior Achievement Board and is a member and the Vice President of the Board of Women Organized against Rape (WOAR). He is also a board member of the Ayres Lighting Group, Inc. He is also a Vietnam Era veteran who served in a Pershing nuclear battalion.

Frank has a B.S. in Mathematics from Villanova University and an MBA from Drexel University. Frank is also a credentialed Career Partners International executive coach and certified Retirement Coach.

Lauri Ann Plante, MSOD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Vice President & Regional Leader

Lauri Ann Plante, MSOD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Vice President & Regional Leader

As Vice President & Regional leader, Lauri is responsible for listening to her clients talent management needs and recommending thoughtful strategies aligned to their business. Lauri acts as a confidential sounding board and resource to the most senior executive. As a “connector,” she is active in the business community and is able to draw upon her resources to support clients.

Prior to joining CCI Consulting, Lauri was AVP, Talent Management at Virtua, a major health system. Lauri provided coaching to leaders and rising stars and oversaw culture initiatives as part of Organizational Effectiveness. Lauri spent 17 years with Right Management, a global career management and talent strategy firm, where she was the recipient of many awards for her focus on client service. Prior to moving into client services with Right, Lauri served on the delivery side of the career management practice where she coached transition candidates and was responsible for hiring, training, and quality control of field consultants.

Lauri has served as Chairperson for the Delaware Valley HR Person of the Year Award. She was also past President of Tri State Human Resource Management Association where she remains active on the Board and the Succession Management Committee. Lauri also serves on the HR Committee of the Board for the YMCA of Burlington/Camden Counties. She also serves on the Advisory Board for Rutgers School of Business.

Lauri has a Master’s Degree in Organizational Development and Leadership from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Social Sciences from Thomas Edison State College. She has completed 125 hours of coach certification training through the Strategic Executive Coaching Alliance (ICF accredited). She has received her lifetime Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification and the SHRM-SCP.

Christina Renshaw

Executive Search Consultant

Christina Renshaw

Executive Search Consultant

Christina is a respected and valued Executive Search Consultant on the CCI team who consistently delivers high quality results for our clients. She is an adept Marketing and Talent Acquisition professional who effectively blends these skill sets into her approach to recruiting.

She joined CCI in the early part of 2014 and is partnering with clients across their varied functional needs on the most complex and challenging projects. Prior to joining CCI, Christina’s career began in the search agency environment before expanding in to a Marketing career with The National Basketball Association (NBA), where she travelled extensively internationally managing high-profile projects while becoming particularly skilled in the nuances of cultural diversity. Christina was also the Director of Events for Susquehanna International Group. Her foundation in marketing heightens her passion for protecting the brand and image of the client; she maintains this perspective in everything she does.

After starting her family, Christina launched an independent search consultancy with a focus on the areas of clinical affairs, medical affairs, and medical communications with Pharmaceutical, Biotech, CRO’s, Medical Education Agencies (Promotional, Publications, CME), and Pharmaceutical Advertising Agencies.

Christina excels at zeroing in on what the client truly needs and then identifying, engaging, and securing candidates that precisely match each unique situation and circumstance. Clients appreciate her personalized and tailored approach to every engagement. Working from a holistic view in making the best match for both the client and candidate, Christina is proficient at assessing and matching competencies, motivation, and fit – to assure successful placements.

Christina earned her BA, Business Administration from Muhlenberg College.

Mary Riccobono, SPHR

Vice President, Practice Leader Talent Acquisition

Mary Riccobono, SPHR

Vice President, Practice Leader Talent Acquisition

Mary is an accomplished human resources executive whose experience encompasses all human resources disciplines.  The blend of past internal corporate experience, coupled with the experience amassed since 2008 in serving the diverse range of CCI clients, positons her as a unique and highly capable resource to our clients.  Mary brings deep knowledge and pragmatic business experience to the management of this Practice.  She oversees the day to day operations and assures client deliverables and results.

Mary was originally a member of CCI Consulting from 2001 – 2003 and provided high-profile search consulting services for a number of key clients. She rejoined our firm in 2008 as Vice President, Practice Leader of Professional and Executive Search, and is an essential member of our senior team.   From 2013 – 2015, Mary served in a dual capacity, successfully leading both our Talent Acquisition and Talent Development Practices.  Since the later part of 2015, Mary is again solely focused on the Talent Acquisition Practice.

Before returning to the firm, she was with AmerisourceBergen for five years in a corporate HR leadership capacity. Among her overall successes there, she built the corporate staffing function, managed large scale staffing initiatives, and influenced staffing and recruiting practices across their diverse Business Units. Prior to this, Mary held senior HR roles in companies including Provident Indemnity Life Insurance Company, Retired Persons Services (AARP Pharmacies Administrator), and The Renfrew Center (healthcare), as well as, partnering with a number of private clients while she had an independent HR practice. The broad scope of her experience, along with her strong customer service and results orientation, is an asset to the firm and our clients.

Ed Samuel

Senior Career Transition Consultant

Ed Samuel

Senior Career Transition Consultant

Ed joined CCI in 2014 as a Senior Career Transition Consultant.  He has a strong background in Career Coaching, Recruiting, and Consulting combined with more than 25 years of business experience in the high tech, software, footwear, financial services and paper and packaging industries. Ed founded a very successful Career Coaching and Recruiting firm in 2010 and has worked for a variety of retained, contingency and consulting recruiting firms based in PA, NJ, and DE.  He also led the recruiting efforts for WL Gore’s largest division, Medical, as their US Regional Recruiting Team Leader based in AZ.  In 2011, Ed founded the Wilmington, DE chapter of the Business Executive Networking Group.

Ed’s corporate career began with Digital Equipment Corporation where he spent 19 years in multiple roles in finance, accounting, change management, accounts receivable and sales operations. He moved to the Stride Rite Corporate as General Manager where he centralized and led the Customer Service and Inside Sales function. Ed garnered his international experience with QAD, Inc. where he revamped the Global Customer Administration function. He also worked as the VP of Operations and served as CFO for two separate high technology new ventures for MeadWestvaco. Ed worked for UBS, Inc. as certified Financial Advisor before moving permanently into the recruiting and career coaching industry.

Ed is also a US Project Leader for Crown Financial Ministries where he provides nondenominational biblical stewardship training, coaching, employment counseling and mentoring to pastors, priests, congregation members, couples and individuals in need of assistance and/or inspiration.

Ed currently facilitates the CCI sponsored ExecuNet forum each month Wilmington, DE. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Wilmington University, DE with a GPA of 4.0 and an Associate’s Degree in Accounting from Hessor College in NH. Ed is certified as both a Career Direct Consultant and DISC: Personality ID Consultant.

Stan Schuck

Senior Consultant

Stan Schuck

Senior Consultant

As a Senior Career Transition Consultant, Stan partners with Senior Executives in transition. His key areas of expertise include career coaching, strategic networking and effectively utilizing LinkedIn and other social networking tools in a job search. Stan brings more than 30 years experience building business alliances by focusing on goals and approaches that expand a client’s customer base, provide access to new products and services, and grow overall revenue.

Stan’s career included pivotal roles in Corporate Sales and External Affairs at Verizon and Bell Atlantic as well as operational leadership of the Main Line Chamber of Commerce. As President and CEO of the Main Line Chamber of Commerce, Stan orchestrated a reorganization that resulted in a significant surplus for the 2009 fiscal year in spite of the recessionary economy. For decades, Stan has built value-based relationships with government officials, key business leaders, and community and non-profit executives. Stan’s service on more than 25 boards, including Chambers of Commerce and economic development organizations throughout the Delaware Valley, has fostered development of deep community facing relationships and unprecedented engagement with business leaders.

Stan’s competency and leadership have earned him both the Chairman’s Award for Leadership from the Main Line Chamber of Commerce and his standing as a team builder who thrives as he leads change, grows organizations, and delivers strong results in intensely competitive industries and challenged economic environments. Collaborating with the Chester County Economic Development Council, Stan led the creation of a public and private partnership to stimulate employment. Under his leadership, the Hire One task force has grown to more than 40 active partners and 90 corporate champions, who together have reduced unemployment in Chester County by more than 10%.

Stan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Drexel University, graduated with distinction from Bell Atlantic’s Information Technology Training Curriculm “Top Gun,” and completed the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School’s Leaders of Managers curriculum. Stan is a trained facilitator who enjoys leveraging his personal and professional experience in service to others.

Carol Staubach

Career Management Consultant

Carol Staubach

Career Management Consultant

As a Senior Consultant, Carol works with groups and individuals through their career transition. Providing structure and guidance during a potentially stressful time in their career, Carol supports each candidate from self-assessment and goal development to a pro-active search for their next position. Her key areas of expertise include career coaching, managing personal health and stress during the transition, group facilitation, networking, and leveraging social media in a job search. Carol also provides coaching support for individuals making the transition from career to retirement, providing an exploration of personal and financial well-being, as well as balancing family and caregiving needs.

Carol not only focuses on career transition services but also on employee wellbeing and employee health. Whether facilitating groups exploring networking opportunities in their chosen career industry, or improving nutrition to support overall health and resilience, Carol uses her expertise in career transition and wellness to help others achieve their life goals. Workshop development and delivery experience is both broad and deep, from Successful Self-Marketing Techniques in Job Search to Simple Changes to Better Health. On a one to one level, Carol has coached those in career transition from executive to individual contributor in a variety of industries.

Known for her high energy and ability to tackle complex challenges, Carol enjoys working one on one or with individuals and organizations to improve human resource and health services. She gets as much out of working with candidates in transition as she does helping them. Building an exploratory relationship to find an individual’s strengths and passion is the secret ingredient to career success. Carol thrives on facilitating this journey with CCI tools and supporting the networking processes that make for a winning combination. She is actively involved in local professional HR organizations and the Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health. She serves on the board of the Rocky Run YMCA and the Friends of the Women’s Commission of Delaware County.

Carol has a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies and Sociology from Bowling Green State University and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Drexel University School of Public Health. She is a past Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and Certified Case Manager.

Jill Still, CEBS, PHR

Career Transition Consultant

Jill Still, CEBS, PHR

Career Transition Consultant

As a Career Transition Consultant, Jill uses a tailored, strategic approach to assist her clients in developing their personal and professional goals. Her key areas of expertise include career coaching, planning, networking, and leveraging social media in a job search. Jill brings over 20 years of human resources and employee benefits experience to the organization.

Prior to joining CCI Consulting, Jill provided employee benefit consulting services to multiple middle market companies in her role as a Managing Consultant at Savitz, a regional actuarial, benefits consulting and administration firm. Jill’s prior corporate experience includes leadership positions in employee benefits consulting at the Hay Group, a global management consulting firm. Through her work as a benefits consultant she assisted her clients with benefit plan strategy development, budgeting, design, funding, compliance, communications, and administration. Jill has also held volunteer leadership positions with the Abington Hospital Women’s Board and the Jenkintown Day Nursery Board of Directors.

Known for her personal and creative approach to working with clients, Jill thrives on helping individuals develop their goals through self-assessment, insight and strategic direction. She has an extensive contact network and takes every opportunity to help connect people.

Jill has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Amherst College and achieved the Certified Employee Benefits Specialist designation through the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Jill is a licensed life and health insurance agent and holds the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification.

Beverly L. Williams

Executive Coach & Senior Consultant

Beverly L. Williams

Executive Coach & Senior Consultant

As an Executive Coach and Consultant, Beverly brings extensive leadership background and a combined 20 years in management, coaching and consulting. Beverly has a reputation for effectively leading and inspiring teams, developing new leaders and uncovering unique talents and strengths. Beverly works with individuals across industries, functions, and levels. Samples of Beverly’s client list include financial services, higher education, healthcare, manufacturing, IT, government agencies, consulting firms, and telecommunications.

Beverly has facilitated multiple training programs around team development, communication/assertiveness, interpersonal dynamics, and corporate wellness. Consulting to managers and executives on issues related to emotional intelligence, particularly self & organizational awareness, Beverly is known for her work with executive presence, conflict resolution, employee engagement, and relationship management. Beverly’s insightful approach builds relationships where leaders work towards achieving their established goals. She creates a safe and rewarding environment for her clients to enhance and leverage their skills set, grow professionally and attain personal, as well as organizational success.

Earlier in her career, Beverly was a financial services executive with corporate experience in the field of banking, investments, and technology. Beverly worked at the global investment firm, The Vanguard Group, for 16 years in management roles leading teams and overseeing the operations of project and program management departments in Human Resources, Brokerage Services and Communications.

As a certified professional coach, Beverly has helped countless individuals, reinvent their careers through self-empowerment and introspection. Her clients’ needs range from individuals who seek assistance with career transition to those who desire career advancement. She provides a wealth of experiences and different perspectives to her coaching style. Beverly volunteers at a non-profit organization in Philadelphia, and is one of the Board of Directors for the Philadelphia Chapter of the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

Beverly has a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Affairs from Lincoln University in Oxford, Pennsylvania.  She has completed hundreds of coaching hours and received her certified coaching certification training through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). Beverly has an Associate Certified Coach credential from the International Coach Federation (ICF). Additionally, she is an Energy Leadership Master Practitioner, assessing behaviors in the workplace under normal conditions and in reaction to stressful circumstances. Beverly also uses The Profiler,Assess 360, and DISC instruments in the work she does with clients.

Maureen Yanoshik

Senior Consultant and Executive Coach

Maureen Yanoshik

Senior Consultant and Executive Coach

Maureen is a Senior Consultant with CCI Consulting. She has a reputation as an expert in helping organizations build teams and processes that are focused on customer service, teamwork, process improvements, innovation and profitability. She is an excellent consultant, project manager and facilitator known for delivering quantifiable, profitable, and high quality interventions needed to compete in today’s business environment of rapid change, competitive markets, and limited resources.

As Director of Prudential’s AARP Human Resource Team, Maureen was responsible for all HR services including training and development for over 4,000 employees. As part of her fast-track development plan, Maureen also led the customer service operation for Prudential’s largest client, winning awards for service and innovation. She led the organization through extensive growth and many profitable years. She graduated from Penn State University and completed graduate work at the University of Georgia.

Kayla Young

Human Resource Consultant

Kayla Young

Human Resource Consultant

As an HR Consultant, Kayla partners with individuals and employers to provide guidance and strategies to meet their personal and professional goals. Her key areas of expertise include human capital, staff and management support, and compliance and risk mitigation. Kayla brings fresh perspective to CCI and the clients we partner with given her recent educational and professional experiences.

Kayla brings strong communication skills, experience with client relationship management, and excellent organizational and project management skills to the role. She comes from a background where she managed client relationships, consulted with outside counsel, and designed and implemented procedures to improve organizational efficiencies and company profitability.

Known for her motivated and creative approach to working with clients, Kayla thrives on helping individuals assess and understand their passions and strengths in alignment with their goals. She is capable of focusing on an individual’s needs and understanding their background. Kayla is a constant thoughtful and professional worker who has an open mind in the workforce. She has an extensive contact network and takes every opportunity to help connect people. She is actively involved in the Philadelphia area HR community.

She is currently completing her Masters in Human Resource Development at Villanova University and expects to graduate in May, 2016. Her undergraduate degree is in Journalism from Temple University. In addition to her professional and educational background, Kayla is an active member of SHRM and a dedicated volunteer for several local non-profit organizations.